Popular uptown food cart expands to Camp North End


April 26, 2024

Halal Food Cart has been a fixture in uptown Charlotte since 2016. The new fast-casual restaurant brings flavorful street food indoors with an expanded menu.

By Sharon Smith

Before food trucks were a common site across Charlotte, Khuram and Damaris Bashir were operating their Halal Food Cart at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets in uptown.

They grew a loyal following and within a few years opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in east Charlotte on Connection Point Boulevard. Now the Bashirs are adding their flavor to the food and drink culture in Camp North End, with their son, Christopher Collado, leading the expansion.

“Halal Street Food has always been about family and the way food brings us together. My parents didn’t speak the same language when they met, and now our menu marries together the beauty of their Pakistani and Dominican cultures. It’s a love story and you can taste it in the food,” Collado shared on social media.

Cristopher Collado of Halal Street Food, photo by Taniesha Evon.
Food from Halal Street Food, photo by Taniesha Evon.

The menu reflects their Dominican-Pakistani culture by featuring traditional Halal dishes and favorites such as chicken and lamb over rice, kabobs, gyros, and hummus and pita. The restaurant offers new items like falafel, salads, vegan options and dessert. SP

Halal Street Food, 701 Keswick Avenue Suite 101 at Camp North End. Images courtesy of Halal Street Food, photographs by Taniesha Evon.


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